Day 21: 30 Days of Prayer for Hope
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. (1 Corinthians 13:13 KJV)
Sometimes the King’s English can be a challenge, but it really hits the point here. Charity, in the truest Christian sense of the word, is an outgrowth of our relationship with our God. And it always calls us to look at the big picture for our kids. Hope is not a bowl-of-rice-in-a-warehouse organization. The kind of love—charity—that we show for those God has entrusted to our care must be transformational—long-term, life-changing care. That’s why Hope Unlimited works so hard to provide family-style support, award-winning vocational and residential programs, and emphasizes long-term discipleship for each child. It is much more expensive, and much more difficult than just keeping kids alive, but it has an eternal impact.
Lord, we know you always see the big picture, the eternal answer. We ask that you help to make the real difference in the lives of children in our care who have had no hope and no promise of tomorrow. May they truly know the power of transformational love at Hope.